The concluding assignment on the first year at my department at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts was to design a dwelling and place 10 of these in a natural resort near the city of Dronningmølle. This project is primarily a study of how the surrounding environment is reflected in the inner and outer design of the dwelling.
The houses are placed at the edge of the woods in a clearing, thus creating a distinction between the private and the public zones of the dwelling. This distinction has made a strong influence on the placement of the inner functions of the house.
The single unit is designed as a cubic wooden box with several openings in the facade. These openings vary in size and direction of opening, making their use different: Some are used for shade or shelter, whilst other dissolve the boundary between inside and outside.
The interior consists of a continuous spiraling stair that replaces the use of chairs, tables and drawers. In the center of the house lies the toilet as a core that shoots up through both floors to a large skylight.